Hard times: The suicide scourge among Australia’s tradies was an article that appeared in the SMH’s Good Weekend last weekend by Peter Munro. It deeply saddened me and really hit a nerve. If you haven’t read it yet, please do now.
Depression, anxiety and shit times have fallen on us all – it’s not something to be ashamed of, but something to get out into the open.
A problem shared is a problem halved…
Have a chat with you crew over smoko – if you’re feeling like crap, share it and the chances are you'll find someone else who has been through what you're going through.
And if you’re feeling good – ask your mates if they’re OK? A friendly ear might make the world of difference.
Building sites are tough places at times. Be nice, be kind and watch out for the vulnerable.
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